I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Northern British Columbia. I completed my PhD at York University in 2013 and held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto in 2013-14. My research focuses on migration, social welfare, education, and religion in the Americas. At UNBC, I teach courses on the Americas and global history.
I have published an article about philanthropy and gender at the German hospital of Buenos Aires in Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos, and I have another article about migration and social welfare in Argentina that will soon appear in the Journal of Social History. I have also published my research about bilingual education in Ontario in the Canadian Historical Review and about German-language religious networks in the Great Lakes region in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
I am the co-editor of Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada (forthcoming with the University Press of Florida). The book explores how people, ideas, and policies transcended the political boundaries of the United States and Canada. It brings to light the value of situating the history of migration to the United States and Canada in broader comparative, borderland, and transnational contexts.